A Safe Return To Cruising

Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Health & Safety will focus on regulation, standards and innovative technologies including cutting-edge safety and security procedures that will support a successful resumption of cruising. Hear from speakers discussing the importance of creating and communicating clear safety standards to passengers and the impact this has on the wider cruise industry. 


Countdown to 12 April:

There's Hope & Optimism In 2021 And Beyond

According to a recent study by cruisecritic, the areas of focus that cruisers care most about are:

  • Sanitation and ventilation (81%)
  • Testing, screening and exposure reduction (76%)
  • Response, contingency planning and execution (60%)

How will the industry move towards a safe resumption of cruising with these in mind and taking into account the announcement of the CDC's 4 phase approach? 

Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Health & Safety explores these important topics of discussion and brings together leading voices across safety, security and regulation and numerous sectors impacted by this pivitol theme. 

Wybcke Meier

CEO, Tui Cruises

Headline Speaker

6.00am-6.30am EST - 'Using the Present to Inform the Future.'

In this exclusive interview with Seatrade Cruise’s Anne Kalosh, Wybcke Meier provides insights into key learnings and insights about efforts to prepare for a return to normal operations.

Tui was one of the first lines to resume cruising in the summer of 2020. We discover what it's been like to operate in this challenging period, some of the wins and hurdles and highlighting to the rest of the industry that it is possible to run a cruise operation during a pandemic.

A platform for leading voices in the sector

Hosting a platform to discuss regulation, policy and operations our handpicked panel of speakers will delve into best practices, frameworks and training as well as exciting technological developments that will ensure the safe resumption of cruising. 

Confirmed conference sessions include:

○   International COVID-19 Health and Safety Update

○   COVID-19 Prevention and Response

○   Health and Safety in Ship Design

○   Advancements in Maritime Training


Patrick Dahlgren

Senior Vice President, Global Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Morgan Turrell  

Director, National Transportation Safety Board

Make lasting connections at these networking events

Use our exciting calendar of networking activities to expand your circle and get to know your fellow colleagues better:

Ask the Experts Happy Hour - Grab a cocktail, or a coffee, and ask some of our panellists and other experts anything you didn't have a chance to ask throughout the day followed by some trivia led by Anthony Richards, Associate Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, EFFY Jewelry and Abe Hughes, Strategic Account Manager, Royal Caribbean International. 

Innovation Buzz Sessions - Discover new and upcoming products and developments from our sponsors

Chef's Lounge - Learn exciting new recipes from gastronomy experts while socializing with peers

Yoga with Lisa O'Rear & Quick Stretching sessions with Complex Health & Wellbeing

Meet Our Health & Safety Ambassador

"Seatrade Cruise Virtual: Health & Safety will include practical advice to help industry professionals navigate these difficult times.

During a series of carefully curated presentations and panel discussion, experts and thought-leaders will discuss the latest techniques and technologies for COVID-19 prevention and response, while also providing insights and a positive look ahead to post-pandemic operations. 

As emerging technology continues to be a cornerstone of our program, we have also planned a unique demonstration that will provide a glimpse into how virtual reality is revolutionizing the industry."

John Sifling - President, Broad Reach Maritime LLC